Vehicle Mechanic Level 3 Apprenticeship at The Army

Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£14,000 - £15,999
30th September 2020
Role May Involve:
Engineering & Manufacturing

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Vehicle Mechanic Level 3 Apprenticeship

There are a wide range of vehicles in the Army from Tanks and Quad Bikes to HGVs and Land Rovers. Keeping them in good working order is a big job. That’s why we need Vehicle Mechanics. In this role, you get to work on different vehicles every day. Wherever you are in the world, you will keep our vehicles on the road, even in extreme conditions. It’s great experience and we’ll give you first-class training. You’ll gain driving licences and NVQ level 2 and 3 in Engineering. You can then build an exciting future inside or outside the Army.

Key Responsibilities

  • Keeping the Army's vehicles available in barracks and on operations
  • Servicing and maintaining all vehicle types from Tanks to HGVs
  • Conduct preventative maintenance
  • Working in line with Army policy on vehicle maintenance and Health and Safety guidelines
  • Assist in roadworthiness testing of all Army vehicles

Training for the role

Step 1

You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate. If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.

Step 2

Then you go to the Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at MoD Lyneham, Wiltshire. Here, you learn to be a mechanic. Over the next 46 weeks, you are taught how to fix vehicles and carry out maintenance, repairs, and inspections. Tanks,trucks, quads – you’ll work with all kinds of vehicles. You will also get car and HGV driving licences.

Entry Requirements

Age: 16 years 6 months - 35 years 6 months
Qualifications: GCSE Grade A–D/9-3 in at least English Language, Maths and Science


  • Mid Thigh Pull 94kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 11m 15s (11m 30s for Junior Entry)

Qualifications you could get after training

  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance
  • Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering
  • Qualifications at different levels, in Leadership and Management
  • Car and HGV licenses + Opportunity for tracked vehicle and plant licenses

Pay and Benefits

Earn £15,985 during training.

When your Initial training is finished, and you join your unit, your pay will rise to £20,400

Locations: Nationwide

About The Army

The British Army is one of the UK’s largest apprenticeship employer providers, giving you the opportunity to earn industry-recognised apprenticeships ranging across a variety of trades and skills. Completing an apprenticeship will help you progress with your career.

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